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Old 28-12-2011, 11:58 PM
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Chasing Lovejoy, from Singapore!

Hi all,

Really couldn't resist and purchased a ticket from Singapore to Perth last minute, deciding to chase this comet during the Christmas 3-day long weekend.

With the help from Visionoz (Bill), who mentioned the place Tammin for me as a dark-sky location reference (Thanks so much Bill). I decided to drive to somewhere around Tammin and do road-side
sessions. I eventually found this Yorkrakine Rock and climbed to the top and found it to be a very nice unobsructed site desipite the very strong wind.

With all the effort thrown into this chase, the comet didn't let me down. It hanged in the estern dawn sky with a brilliant tail up to 30deg long! Together with the awesome southern sky, the view was simply beyond any words to describe!

This one is my favorite photo of the trip:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6...a1a69677_o.jpg
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Old 29-12-2011, 12:00 AM
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And here goes two wide angle shots!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6...2305b115_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6...55556858_o.jpg
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Old 29-12-2011, 12:01 AM
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And here is a time lapse of the second night, please watch in 1080p for full resolution!

http://youtu.be/QqMlLjdAlOE?hd=1
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Old 29-12-2011, 12:05 AM
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That's all. Hope you guys like them!
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Old 29-12-2011, 12:09 AM
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Those images are fantastic - glad to hear you had a successful trip after traveling all that way.

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Old 29-12-2011, 12:14 AM
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the 1st is for your stunning images and timelapse

The 2nd is because you flew from Singapore to Perth to see the comet! WOW!

Anyway, absolutely fantastic images
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Old 29-12-2011, 01:06 AM
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OH yeah, you nailed these 2 shots imho! A long way to go from Singapore to Perth but worth it by these images.

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Old 29-12-2011, 06:00 AM
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Fantastic images, and a long trip to get them too.
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Old 29-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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Great shots, excellent timelapse....well done
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Old 29-12-2011, 10:47 AM
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What an adventure, and great shots too!
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Fantastic shots and great dedication! I think they forgot to put a "I flew to a different country" option in this poll
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Stunning images and timelapse.
Well done.

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Old 29-12-2011, 04:15 PM
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Excellent pics - the compositions with the people silhouettes are great.

The time lapse is also speccy - pity that it couldn't go for longer!

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Old 30-12-2011, 01:17 PM
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Thanks all for the good words. This is like a dream come true for me. Haven't seen a real great comet since Hale-Bopp. Lovejoy didn't let me down, it is equally brilliant!
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Wow I love those shots, do you have larger versions. Id love to get a large print of the first image you posted if thats possible?

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Old 31-12-2011, 11:49 AM
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Wow I love those shots, do you have larger versions. Id love to get a large print of the first image you posted if thats possible?

Terry
Hi Terry,

Could you PM me your email? I'll just send you the full-res image. Thank you so much for bringing us such a lovely comet. I deeply admire and appreciate people like you who are dedicated to comet searching and bring glories to us amateurs!

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